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Camping: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Cement Creek Road #740

Beginning Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 3,100 Feet (966.3 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,700 Feet (3647.1 Meters)
Length: 17 Miles (28.33 Kilometers) to a dead end
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated: 131 Crested Butte, Pearl Pass
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 740
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Pearl Pass, Cement Mountain, Crested Butte

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Cement Creek Road leads northeast from Highway 135 17 miles to a mine on the southwestern flanks of Mount Tilton. Travel restrictions due to private property may be in effect in this area, please check with the ranger office in Gunnison for current conditions. This road is passable by two wheel drive vehicles to the fork with Italian Creek Road, 759. There are several good hiking and mountain biking opportunities available from this road.

Directions from Crested Butte: Travel six miles south on Highway 135. Cement Creek Road is also the turnoff for CB South.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping Cement Creek Road
ICON Cross-country Skiing Cement Creek Road
ICON Cold Water Fishing Cement Creek
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Cement Creek Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Cement Creek Road
ICON Horseback Riding Cement Creek Road
ICON Mountain Biking Cement Creek Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Cement Creek Road
ICON Scenic Driving Cement Creek Road
ICON Snowmobiling Cement Creek Road

Related Activities
Cement Creek - The Cement Creek source lies on Mount Tilton in the Elk Mountains east of Crested Butte. It offers good fishing of brown and brook trout.

Cement Creek Campground - Cement Creek Campground provides access to hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, spelunking and fishing.

Farris Creek Trail - Farris Creek Trail leads north and south for four miles to connect Brush Creek and Cement Creek.

Farris Creek Trailhead - Farris Creek Trailhead lies two miles north of Highway 135 on Cement Creek Road. It provides access to heavily used multi-use trails between Cement and Brush Creeks.

Italian Creek - This creek originates high in the southeastern Elk Mountains. The fishing is rated as excellent.

Italian Creek Road #759 - This road connects Taylor River Road to Cement Creek Road and accesses fishing on Italian Creek.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO


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